The Old Song on the Radio
This one works as a sort of mental loop, and it can trip you up regardless of your present success and capability—for no apparent reason at all. Scientists call this phenomenon a “neural trap.”
Because your brain is so smart, it can process familiar “notes” to a “song” or life experience in less than three nanoseconds, and the more you do something, the faster it recognizes patterns from the past. In fact, your brain will actually hardwire experiences in your brain and link them to emotional conclusions.
But, here’s where it gets tricky—those conclusions may not always relate to your present situation. Your brain will trigger a response so quickly you probably will not even realize what happened. All of sudden, you’ll feel bad for no apparent reason and not know what to make of it. It’s just like the emotions triggered by an old song on the radio.
Now all you have to do is put a new song in your mind. You’re going to shift your old patterns and step back into control. Life is not in control of you.